When Conor McGregor declared at the start of 2017 that a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather was the only thing that interested him, it was easy to believe him. That’s a fight that would earn him a hundred million dollar paycheck, five to ten times more than he makes off a UFC fight. But it’s harder to know for sure what’s going through Floyd Mayweather’s mind when he teases an MMA match with McGregor. He’s already sitting on a ridiculous pile of money, and he’d undoubtedly get embarrassed in the Octagon.
Yet Floyd continues to throw out posts on social media that he’s going to follow through on the idea and fight Conor in the UFC. Here’s the latest:
Certified Killa vs Certified Bitch pic.twitter.com/N0GcWrycEL— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 11, 2018
To which McGregor quickly retorted...
A real elbow in a real fight. pic.twitter.com/9kZ7Opw8Zl— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 11, 2018
For those saying there’s no way this happens, keep in mind that Mayweather vs. McGregor in boxing made over $600 million dollars, and that was with pay-per-view services around the world melting from demand. Double up on the servers and put Mayweather in a cage where he’s almost guaranteed to take an ass kicking, and this could be the first legit billion dollar fight in combat sports history.
That’s a lot of money to be left on the table, money that Mayweather Productions could potentially take 50% to 60% of. All for a few minutes worth of pain? Sure, Floyd would eat s**t for years after on the internet, but it’s not like he’s ever gotten the respect he feels he deserves from the public anyways. It’s telling that whenever he posts a hundred million dollar check from his past fights, he always says he’s getting the last laugh.
Some say there’s a difference between being smart and intelligent. Everyone knows that common sense isn’t so common, but when it comes to being wise beyond years it’s proven I’ve got the Midas touch. It’s simple math, being 50-0 lets you know I READ my opponents just as clear as you can READ this $100,000,000 check. I stay getting checks like this, I will always have the last laugh!
A billion dollar fight would be one hell of a last laugh.